Last year we did a post about Juneteenth, explaining the holiday, which is particular to African Americans, but we can also acknowledge and celebrate from afar.
Now a national holiday in the U.S. it is the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when the last remaining enslaved people in the Confederacy heard news of the Emancipation Proclamation. This year, New Victory theater has put together a series of activities from their teaching artists to commemorate the holiday. This includes excerpts from the dance piece “Witness”” a portrait of humanity and struggle which combines African traditional dance with aerial bungee and ballet.
The projects combine art and activism with writing poems, making signs, slogans and collages with some really great step-by-step instructions and prompts to get the kids thinking.